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Covent Garden Market

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  • Day16

    3er dia consecutivo de sol en Londres

    February 23, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌫 7 °C

    El sabado fuimos a recorrer la ciudad con un walking tour. Nos sorprendio el clima sin una sola nube y con 17 grados al mediodia. En Febrero!

    Recorrimos Covent Garden (que nos encanto), el palacio de Buckingham, el parque de St.James y terminamos caminando por Westminster.

    Hermoso dia para caminar por el parque. Medio Londres estaba de paseo aprovechando el sol.
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  • Day4

    Welcome to London part 3

    May 23, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    More pictures, we saw LOTS of metropolitan witnessing going on as we walked. One of our friends who showed us around (Stacy). Was great! London bride, big Ben and the clink, the oldest prison in england!Read more

  • Day3

    Snack im Covent Garden

    June 13, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Weiter ging es dann zu Fuß zum Covent Garden, wo wir uns noch vorm Musical ein kleines Abendessen gönnen wollten. Wir haben jeweils eine Portion Pommes im Shake Shack gegessen. Die Pommes waren super und zum Glück einfach mal günstig, muss und darf auch mal sein. Anschließend wollte Nadine unbedingt noch etwas Süßes und dabei sind wir auf einen Laden gestoßen der ein Must-Visit ist! Die Chocolaterie heißt Venchi. Nadine hat hier einen unglaublich leckeren selbst gemachten Crêpe bestellt. Für uns Crêpes-Kenner ein Merkmal, ob der Laden gut ist. Ich habe ein Eis bestellt, Geschmack Mango und Melone. Die Waffel wurde frisch in heiße Schokolade getunkt und mit Nüssen bestreut. Unglaublich lecker! Der Covent Garden ist eine super Location für bummeln, essen und Entertainment. Jeden Tag/Abend gibt es hier irgend eine Action. Egal ob Musiker, Sänger oder Künstler, irgendjemand ist immer im und um den Covent Garden. Als wir gegessen haben, hat eine Jazz Big Band musiziert, sehr professionell. Im Anschluss, kurz vorm gehen hat ein Opernsänger sehr schön gesungen. Man muss aber auch sagen, sowohl der allgemeine Trubel, als auch die Musik und das anschließende klatschen und jubeln geht einem irgendwann etwas auf die Nerven, da es schon ein sehr hoher permanenter Lärmpegel ist. Trotzdem ein tolles Erlebnis und einen Besuch wert!Read more

  • Day34

    Covent Garden

    October 31, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    We spent glad the day wandering around, taking it all in.. some really interesting little shops, including the East India company! Dani even got a taste of free Earl Grey from them!

    Brilliant place!

  • Day27

    Old Contiki Meets New Contiki

    June 27, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Having a double bed and whole room to myself, complimented by a relatively early night, meant I had the best sleep I'd had this whole trip! I had agreed to meet with Charli and explore London, and I said I'd meet her at her hotel at 9. I was running late, but got there around 9.15... Charli wasn't in the lobby and had lost her phone in Paris so I was at a bit of a loss as what to do. I eventually went up to reception, and they gave me a phone to call her, and I was able to wake her up! No phone = no alarm, but she was ready in a flash and we went off in search of food and a cheap replacement phone.
    I got a warm ham, cheese and tomato croissant from Pret (sooooo tasty - I miss them so much now I'm home!), and Charli got some food and coffee from Starbucks.
    We headed for Carphone Warehouse, who apparently had cheap prepaid phones. Charli got one, set it up and we were on our way!
    We wanted to check out Notting Hill, so we jumped on the tube to Notting Hill Gate station and came out right on Portobello Road. We walked up through the Portobello Markets, checking out lots of nic-nac shops, and found a crepe stand in the middle. Delicious!
    We kept exploring, eventually finding the blue door from Notting Hill (the movie) and took a couple of photos.
    We grabbed some more coffee/hot chocolate at a cafe on the corner and decided what to do next.
    We decided to head back up Portobello Rd towards the tube station, and found a pub on the way for lunch.
    The pub was called Sun in Splendor and had the most beautiful 'pub dog' named Bruno. He looked like he was only a puppy, and was the manager's dog. He just kept walking around getting the patrons to play with him - adorable!
    We had some food and a drink and decided to head to Camden to check out the markets there.
    Back on the tube and we arrived at this vibrant little suburb. We found an Urban Outfitters (one of my favourite stores in the US) and spent some time in there before making our way through the makets.
    It's like a maze, you could really get lost in amongst the stalls. Most stalls also have similar clothes and products, so you feel like you're walking in circles. I can only imagine what it would be like on a weekend!
    We made our way out, checking out a few more stores along the main road before finding another pub, time for another drink!
    The Buck's Head had some great cocktails on the menu, so we ordered one each. We got to watch a little bit of Wimbledon, before heading back to our hotels to get ready for our night ahead.
    We'd made plans to meet up with a friend from my 2009 USA contiki, Michelle! She suggested we meet at a pub in Convent Garden, the Punch and Judy. Charli and I arrived first, then Michelle, then Charli's friend Doug met us also.
    The 4 of us had a couple of drinks on the balcony overlooking some buskers, one of whom was an Aussie (but kinda terrible...). We then went in search of food, stopping at Bella Italia for some pizza and pasta, and of course some more Aperol Spritz!
    After a few more drinks we headed for our final destination of the night, Roadhouse.
    This was a really cool bar, an American style venue with neon signs everywhere. There was a live band, and they announced they were going to have a bandaoke contest!
    The first girl that got up was ok, but Michelle, Charli and Doug thought she was amazing... So me being the complete diva I am, decided to show off...
    I got up and sang Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl, and apart from a small bit in the middle where I momentarily forgot the tune, I think I could say it was pretty good. Always fun to sing with a band!
    Fairly confident the others weren't expecting much when I went up there, so I hope I entertained!
    More performers gave it a shot, and after some deliberations, a winner and runner up were announced... And that runner up was me!! By this point Michelle had gone home as it was a Monday night and she had to work the following day, but Charli and Doug got to share my MONSTER of a cocktail with me. It was HUGE and the 3 of us couldn't finish it, enlisting the help of some other girls near by.
    We continued to dance the night away before deciding to call it a night. We attempted to catch the tube home, before realising it was closed, and decided to walk home instead... It probably only took half an hour or so... Maybe an hour!
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  • Day2

    Covent Garden

    December 6, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Covent Garden es un mercado que en su día seria muy pintoresco ya que a día de hoy lo sigue siendo pero atiborrado de cafés y puestos de comida rápida.

    En su momento y siendo un mercado de verduras, frutas y flores tenía que ser espectacular. No obstante aquí se rodó parte de My Fair Lady.

    Tocan música en directo, hacen espectáculos de magia y la verdad es que tiene mucho ambiente.
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  • Day3

    Londra: Convent Garden (Day 3)

    August 12, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Covent Garden è una delle zone più affascinanti di Londra. In questo quartiere gli artisti di strada creano un’atmosfera allegra, mentre i visitatori fanno shopping o bevono un café al bar.
    La storia dell’attuale piazza di Covent Garden iniziò nel XVII secolo, quando la proprietà del terreno passò dai monaci di Westminster ai conti di Bedford. Nel 1631 iniziarono i lavori per trasformare la zona agricola in una piazza pubblica.
    Nel 1660 si creò un mercato di fiori, frutta e verdura che rese famoso il quartiere e, all’inizio del XIX secolo, l’aspetto della piazza fu modificato dalla costruzione di tre padiglioni coperti che accolsero il mercato.
    Nel 1974 l’edificio del mercato fu trasformato nella superficie commerciale attualmente conservata, attraendo sia i turisti che i londinesi con la sua atmosfera bohème e accogliente. 
    Oggigiorno Covent Garden continua ad essere un quartiere molto speciale, vitale a qualsiasi ora del giorno. Nella zona si può fare shopping nei negozi di moda della Floral Street o nelle bancarelle di artigiani della superficie commerciale coperta.
    È inoltre possibile trascorrere un pomeriggio gradevole prendendo un caffè in qualsiasi dei tanti locali della zona, visitare il Museo del Trasporto di Londra o vedere uno dei tanti spettacoli della Royal Opera House. Vi consigliamo di visitare la zona di giovedì, quando la Piazza si riempie di bancarelle con dolci artigianali e pietanze deliziose.
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